Meet The Girl Behind The Lens

So I'm not sure how, but I've gone this long with a blog and realized that I never officially introduced myself to you! Bare with me because this is going to be a long one! But after I'm done virtually blabbing you should know pretty much everything about me that there is to know.

Meet The Photographer - Brooke Michelle Photography

So hi, here I am in my goofiest and truest form (just not always with pink hair). If you didn't figure it out already my name is Brooke and I'm the owner of Brooke Michelle Photography! My business goes by my first and middle name which actually surprises a lot of people, because many think Michelle is actually my last name! My whole life I grew up in a really small town on the eastern shore of Maryland. Part of that was on a family farm. I think this has a lot to do with my love for bare feet, tall grass and bohemain fashion trends! When I was 21 I up and moved into the middle of Baltimore City! Talk about a complete 180!

My boyfriend, Shawn, and I made the move out here together when he started law school that summer and we have been here ever since. Shawn is my current boyfriend and has been since 2009. We are working on year eight together! Although you would probably never know that since we have like less than fifty pictures together! I'm not sure how, but I fell in love with a man who hates having his picture taken... I may partially be to blame because of all the times I forced him to snap "just one more" in year one through three! He still has over a year to go until he graduates, but for right now I am perfectly content by his side in charm city.

Meet The Photographer - Brooke Michelle Photography
Meet The Photographer - Brooke Michelle Photography

I actually hated Baltimore when we first got here! Traffic seemed unavoidable and a few scary run ins left me never wanting to leave my apartment. But honestly this city is such a fun place to live and I quickly discovered all the little quirks and why it's called Charm City. My absolute best friend in the world lives within walking distance of my apartment. Her and her pup, Lilly are over quite often for dinner and working dates! Emma is actually also my second shooter for 99% of my weddings and one of my greatest supporters!

So what do I do when I'm not photographing pretty people or hanging with Shawn or Emma? Great question ;) My family is my everything! We are a fairly large group and I'm never happier than when I'm surronded by them all. This usually included my mother cooking/baking way too much food (yay leftovers) and tears rolling down our cheeks from laughing so hard. I also love to binge watch Criminal Minds, New Girl and Grey's Anatomy.

Meet The Photographer - Brooke Michelle Photography
Meet The Photographer - Brooke Michelle Photography

So if you haven't noticed already by the images, I am a bit goofy. No really, staying serious is super hard for me! But you may already have known that if you follow along with my Instagram stories or just Instagram in general. Which by the way, is where you can find me most often. It's pretty much my online home sweet home. It's where I share some of my (not so perfect) progress during my yoga journey and occasional nights spent out dancing. Which by the way, once I get started you can't pull me off that dance floor.

One thing you may not know is that I actual wear glasses, just not as often as I should. They are these adorable pink frames that a lot of people think are just for show, but without them objects in the distance are blurred out, kind of like bokeh! If you couldn't tell by the pictures I am a huge fan of mustard yellow and blush/light pink! If you walk into my apartment (one day when I clean everything up I'll post pictures) it's pretty obvious. It's like a sea of color and textures. Never mind my obsession with over buying throw pillows and blankets to stay cuddled up in.

Most days my hair is thrown on top of my head (dry shampoo included), coffee at my desk and I'm wearing little to no make-up (except eyebrows because well, ya can't beat 'em) while working away at my desk overlooking the city. And for now, that's where I'll be and where you can find me!

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Meet The Photographer - Brooke Michelle Photography

HUGE shout out to my right hand woman, best friend forever and main second shooter Emma Furniss for these images and Kaytee Spanoghe for my amazing make-up!